The Scarlet House
The words of Grandmother Bessie ring in my ears, "well child, are you going to let this get the best of you or are you going to find a way to make it work?" According to the surgeon, he is pleased with the surgical results and the way my eye is healing, he even smiled during my last exam. The swelling has subsided considerably and my eye remains closed. A kindred spirit told me "your eye is the constant wink position." A kind and gentle way of acknowledging things are not back to normal. AppleJack continues to be the best nurse ever. I am making progress, like most things in life, healing will require time.
In the meantime, work continues on the Coverlet Birds. For someone who is stitching with a one eye handicap, I am pleased with my progress. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend which will make for good stitching time. I was reading on Dying to Stitch blog, the second installment of Colonial Gatherings is due to ship the end of March. My goal is to complete the Coverlet Birds and have her to the finisher prior to receiving the second shipment. (My local quilt shop had some Farmers Fancy fabric which will work nicely with the Coverlet Birds. The fabric has the same blue, red and green colors as the design).
Plum Street Samplers
Colonial Candle Pocket
From Autumn at Notforgotten Farm
I had wide rick rack in my stash and wool the same color as the big yellow house--this will be such a fun piece for fall and Thanksgiving.
Mehitable Wright aka Miranda Price
(1885 the year Great Grandmother moved from NC to TN)
Hard to beat Civil War reproduction fabric for backing Great Grandmother projects. Thank you Betty the finisher, you are awesome!